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Where to buy LED lightbulbs

There are many places to buy LED lightbulbs including hardware stores, home improvement stores, and lighting stores.You can also buy LED lightbulbs online from retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart.

100 things we can do to lessen our earth damage

1. Plant more trees: They absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
2. Compost kitchen waste: It helps reduce methane gas production in landfills.
3. Reduce meat consumption: Meat production contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Use renewable energy sources: Such as solar, wind, and hydro energy.
5. Insulate your home: Reducing energy needed for heating & cooling.
6. Use energy-efficient appliances: They use less electricity.
7. Recycle plastics and other non-biodegradable materials.
8. Avoid single-use plastics: Opt for reusable items instead.
9. Purchase goods with less packaging.
10. Use public transportation: It reduces carbon emissions.
11. Carpool or bike to work.
12. Choose an electric or hybrid vehicle.
13. Reuse and repurpose items instead of disposing of them.
14. Fix leaky faucets: Conserving water reduces energy used to process & distribute it.
15. Install rainwater harvesting systems.
16. Educate others about climate change.
17. Support businesses that are environmentally friendly.
18. Advocate for climate change policies.
19. Reduce air travel.
20. Use LED light bulbs: They use a fraction of the energy traditional bulbs do.
21. Install low-flow showerheads to save water.
22. Buy secondhand clothing: Fast fashion contributes to global carbon emissions.
23. Opt for e-bills and online banking to save paper.
24. Invest in green energy.
25. Volunteer for clean-up campaigns.
26. Share tools and items with neighbors.
27. Do not waste food.
28. Purchase locally-grown produce.
29. Unplug unused electrical devices.
30. Wash clothes in cold water.
31. Buy durable goods.
32. Plant a garden or grow your own food: Reduces carbon footprint of food transport.
33. Use a reusable water bottle.
34. Line-dry clothes instead of using a dryer.
35. Consider green building principles if renovating or building a home.
36. Donate unused items.
37. Create wildlife-friendly habitats in your garden.
38. Turn off lights when not in use.
39. Make use of natural light as much as possible.
40. Design green urban spaces.
41. Support renewable energy projects.
42. Limit use of paper towels and napkins.
43. Use cloth bags for grocery shopping.
44. Collect and recycle electronic waste properly.
45. Seal windows and doors to prevent drafts.
46. Use energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.
47. Promote responsible travel tourism.
48. Advocate for the preservation of natural habitats.
49. Support reforestation efforts.
50. Use dish towels instead of paper towels.
51. Eat organic and locally-grown foods.
52. Buy seasonal fruits and vegetables.
53. Clean or replace filters in your furnace and air conditioner.
54. Install solar panels for home use.
55. Use a broom instead of a leaf-blower.
56. Do bigger loads of laundry instead of multiple smaller loads.
57. Use thermal cookers or slow cookers.
58. Use a digital thermostat to moderate home temperature.
59. Cook meals at home.
60. Conserve resources by sharing economy (car-sharing, tool-sharing).
61. Vote for leaders who take climate change action seriously.
62. Use home appliances during off-peak times.
63. Use a push mower instead of a gas-powered one.
64. Use rechargeable batteries.
65. Participate in community tree-planting events.
66. Encourage schools to educate children about climate change.
67. Choose a green energy supplier.
68. Purchase green-certified products.
69. Install curtains to regulate temperature naturally.
70. Use environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
71. Use cloth diapers instead of disposable ones.
72. Use motion-sensor lights in rarely visited spaces.
73. Encourage your workplace to become more eco-friendly.
74. Use a pool cover to reduce water evaporation.
75. Water your plants manually instead of using sprinklers.
76. Offset your carbon emission by investing in eco-initiatives.
77. Promote circular economy principles.
78. Use double-sided printing and use recycled paper.
79. Replace bottled water with filtered tap water.
80. Opt for environmentally-friendly packaging.
81. Save and reuse gift wrappings and ribbons.
82. Adjust your diet to more plant-based foods.
83. Use natural pesticides for plants.
84. Participate in local environmental initiatives.
85. Use compostable dishes and cutlery for parties.
86. Use a mulching lawn mower.
87. Compost leaves instead of burning.
88. Use eco-friendly utensils.
89. Educate children about the importance of recycling.
90. Choose cruise ships with advanced wastewater treatment systems.
91. Use battery-operated lawn equipment.
92. Organize or participate in beach or park clean ups.
93. Take shorter showers.
94. Use a smart power strip.
95. Support fair trade products.
96. Try zero-waste living.
97. Limit consumption of fast-food meals.
98. Dispose medication responsibly to prevent water pollution.
99. Use a solar-powered outdoor light.
100. Support non-profit climate change organizations via donations or volunteering.

LED Facts

LED bulbs emit 80% less greenhouse gases than incandescent bulbs of the same luminosity. 

 LED bulbs emit 451 lbs of CO2 per year, while incandescent bulbs emit 4,405 lbs of CO2 per year.

Replacing one light bulb in every house in the U.S. with an LED bulb would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9 billion pounds. 

LED bulbs are more sustainable than other lights because they are more energy-efficient, use less electricity, and last longer. They use approximately 40% less electricity than fluorescent lights and 80% less than incandescent lights. 

LED light bulbs are the safest type of light bulbs.

Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury, which is dangerous if the bulb is broken. Old-fashioned incandescent bulbs can be a fire hazard because around 90% of the energy used is turned into heat.

People choose LED lighting because it is the most energy efficient option. LED light bulbs use around 15 times less electricity than halogen bulbs, and around 3 times less than CFL bulbs.

For the same amount of light, over the same amount of time, LED light bulbs use far less power. Using less energy reduces your carbon footprint because generating electricity produces CO2 (Carbon Dioxide).

An LED bulb will last approximately 17 years. Incandescent light bulbs have a short life span, so they have to be replaced frequently. Switching to LED Bulbs won’t just save you money, it also lowers your carbon footprint.

The manufacturing of bulbs uses precious resources, takes energy and produces carbon dioxide. The more bulbs manufactured and used, the greater the carbon dioxide emissions.

LED light bulbs have a very long life span compared to incandescent light bulbs. During the lifetime of just one LED, you would have to use around 30 incandescent bulbs. This means 30 times more bulbs would have to be manufactured, using significantly more materials and resources, resulting in more CO2 emissions.

Switching to LED lighting is the simple way to lower your carbon footprint and save money.

In a traditional incandescent light bulb—the ones you’re probably looking to replace—light is created by heating a tungsten filament in the bulb. The filament is heated to the point where it starts to glow but does not meet its melting point (tungsten is used because it has the highest melting point of any metal). Although this process creates light, around 90% of the energy used is given off as heat and not light. Not great.

Halogen bulbs, and other “modern” versions of the incandescent bulb, operate using the same principle, often with modifications (such as filling the bulb with halogen gas) in order to increase operating life. But they still waste 90% of the energy on heat.

Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are easily recognizable because of their tubes of gas, which are often shaped in a swirl in order to maximize the light emitted by the vapor inside. They work by flowing electricity through argon and mercury vapor in a tube, creating ultraviolet light, which then interacts with a coating on the tube to create light. This process means that very little heat is created—but the process is also more energy intensive than a LED for the amount of light created, and it creates potentially dangerous ultraviolet light as a byproduct. Additionally, there’s the possibility of mercury being released into the local environment if the bulb is ever broken.

A decade ago, this was the light bulb you got to replace the traditional incandescent. It’s much more efficient than the incandescent, and because it’s been in development since the 1970s, it was in a position to scale up production in order to bring costs down enough to compete with incandescents. But the CFL technology has not been able to keep up with the advances in LEDs. CFLs generally fall between incandescents and LEDs in terms of price and energy use.

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) create light using circuits. Electricity flows into the bulb, where some interesting physics and semiconductor design work together to create light. Very little heat is produced during this process (as much as just having your phone or computer screen on), with up to 80% of the energy used resulting in visible light.

Because of this design, LEDs also last much longer. They have no moving parts, no parts undergoing thermal stress, and no gases and coatings which could wear off. This gives the LED bulb fewer points of failure, and allows it to continue operating long after other forms of lighting would have broken.

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